WHAT IS Smartlipo?
Liposuction is a popular plastic surgery procedure that reduces the amount of undesired and unappealing fat from your problem areas. It provides quick results for those who want a more toned figure but are not seeing outcomes with exercise and diet alone. Smartlipo is a laser lipolysis treatment that yields stunning results for those who wish to remove fat cells from their body but prefer a less invasive surgical option compared to standard liposuction. Utilizing the Smartlipo laser by Cynosure, a top developer of cosmetic laser and treatment systems, this treatment is designed to help you achieve a slimmer look for the neck, face, arms, stomach, waist, hips, and/or thighs. If innovative, nonsurgical liposuction techniques sound appealing to you, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino and his team would be more than happy to discuss Smartlipo and the wonderful benefits that come with it. Get in touch with our Doylestown, PA office to learn if you're a candidate.
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.D. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.Z. / Google / Sep 21, 2019
"I was extremely nervous before my surgery after all you are altering a part of your body however, Dr.Tamburrino & his staff make you feel right at home. They take the time to listen to what you want out of your experience & definitely make you a priority. They listen to your concerns & answer every single question you have. Dr.Tamburrino & his staff helped me love my body again. I recommend him to as many people as I possibly can! 😊"- K.M. / Google / Aug 31, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Joseph Tamburrino and his wonderful staff! I had breast cancer and was devastated at the internet photos of breast reconstruction. I did not want to look like that! When I went to Dr. Tamburrino, he immediately put all my fears to rest. He said no one would be able to tell I had breast surgery, and he is right! After breast reconstruction, I feel like me again! I don’t feel like and look like I have had breast reconstruction. I can’t say enough of Dr. Tamburrino’s wonderful bed side manner. He makes me feel important and cared for. His staff is just as wonderful, and they helped me through a very difficult time of my life."- L.K. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
"I can not say enough about the wonderful care I have received from Dr. Tamburrino. I have a very complicated medical history and was on steroids for 2 years. I developed Breast Cancer and had Bilateral Mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino expertise cautioned me against Reconstruction until I tapered and was off the steroids. I was extremely disappointed however his opinion to wait was the proper thing to do. It was worth the wait as I go through weekly visits since January to have my expanders develop. His kind, caring, professional manner down right enjoyable. I had not been having trouble with pain until as I draw nearer to the end. I had one week where I was experiencing more pain than usual. As it progressed I called Dr. Tamburrino who saw me in minutes at his office. I fortunately was visiting family in Doylestown because I live two hours away. It was Easter Eve at 10 pm he saw me and relieved my terrible pain. So willing, helpful and kind! He has been the most amazing physician, when dealing with a Cancer diagnosis having him help me through this Reconstruction has been an uplifting experience. Anna his nurse makes you feel like family. She’s been supportive and caring. Kristen his Administrative Assistant is always upbeat and helpful! At the time waiting a year seemed so awful, but Dr.Tamburrino’ s professional opinion was totally in my best interest and I know now that giving me the best care was his goal. Thanks Dr. T, you are the BEST!! Lyn McNair"- L.M. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
WHO CAN GET SMARTLIPO?
Liposuction, laser or otherwise, is not a solution for weight loss. Although patients will see a noticeable reduction in the size of their problem areas that didn't respond well to exercise and diet changes, it's still important for individuals to not rely solely on the procedure for weight loss or weight maintenance. If you are healthy enough to undergo traditional liposuction, you are most likely an ideal candidate for Smartlipo as well. Those who may receive the longest-lasting results from Smartlipo are those who:
- Are in great health overall
- Remain within 25 pounds of their goal weight
- Have realistic ideas about the outcome of their surgery
- Eat a healthy diet and maintain an exercise routine
HOW DOES SMARTLIPO WORK?
Similar to traditional liposuction, Smartlipo requires the use of incisions and a fat suctioning device called a cannula. However, because the technology used is laser lipolysis, both the incisions and cannula are much smaller than those of a standard liposuction procedure. At the time of your treatment, Dr. Tamburrino will maneuver the handheld laser device underneath the skin and throughout the treatment area. As fat cells come into contact with the laser, they will begin to swell and liquefy. Dr. Tamburrino will then remove the liquefied fat cells with the cannula. The Smartlipo laser also is able to stimulate collagen production, which assists in tightening and toning the skin following your procedure.
What to Expect
Even though the Smartlipo surgery is minimally invasive, it will still need to be completed in a fully accredited surgical facility. The anesthesia used for your surgery will depend on the area being treated. Your procedure will last about an hour, depending on the size and number of regions being addressed. After surgery, you can expect to see some bruising and experience some discomfort and swelling. However, these symptoms are completely normal and will fade over the coming weeks. Your fullest results will be seen within about six weeks following surgery.
nonsurgical fat reduction
If you've made committed attempts to reduce fat in hard-to-fix spots (such as the lower tummy, hips, and thighs) to no avail, Smartlipo could be the answer you've been looking for. With Smartlipo, you can achieve the results you want without the downtime involved for a standard liposuction surgery. If you'd like to learn more about Smartlipo and the benefits that come with it, get in touch with Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery in Doylestown, PA and ask to speak to a member of our team.
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